Case Study

How Healthcare organizations can successfully adopt cloud-based architecture

Healthcare companies need to rely on the agility of the cloud now more than ever. However, regulatory demands means that they need to leverage automated, software-driven solutions that allow them to exceed customer expectations, protect their clients' data, and remain competitive in the market.

Turbot Team
3 min. read - Oct 14, 2019
Healthcare companies need to rely on the agility of the cloud now more than ever. However, regulatory demands means that they need to leverage automated, software-driven solutions that allow them to exceed customer expectations, protect their clients' data, and remain competitive in the market.

Advantages for Healthcare Industries in Leveraging the Cloud Privacy is of the essence when it comes to healthcare companies protecting their clients' data. Many leaders in healthcare already have a strong foothold in the cloud. As a result, the rest of the industry must move quickly or risk falling behind competitively.

Regulatory compliance (e.g., HIPAA, GDPR, GxP) is crucial to safeguarding healthcare data. By working with a HITRUST-certified managed cloud provider, these companies can help with data locality planning and compliance. And leveraging the cloud can help healthcare companies outperform regulatory mandates.

Problems with Cloud Security in the Healthcare Industry Healthcare is a competitive industry by nature. Each sector needs to leverage their data assets while lowering or optimizing costs, so they can hold market share and remain viable. But if you're building platforms from scratch every time you deploy or provision, you're looking at a recipe for failure:

  • Data breaches (which continue to trend upward) are crippling to healthcare organizations and can result in million dollar losses due to fines, remediation, and litigation

  • Damaged reputations reduce community trust, new patient enrollment, and funding

  • Difficulty finding new employment as a result of the stigma data breaches bring to the career of healthcare IT leaders.

But the solutions healthcare IT organizations often use to remediate these potentially catastrophic events aren't much better:

  • Security teams fighting for access to exposed applications and systems storing (or transmitting) patient and employee data

  • Increasing costs associated with maintaining security compliance with CIOs doing more with less

Historically, innovation and compliance have been seen as opposing forces. And the speed of innovation often finds itself at odds with the difficult process of achieving compliance. But healthcare companies looking for secure solutions while avoiding disastrous news headlines need a better, software-based solution.

ClearDATA Helps Healthcare Organizations Remain Compliant

Typically, healthcare organizations and their associates must define security policies and procedures aligned with HIPAA to bring assets back into compliance. Automated compliance and remediation for mitigating data breaches is a better solution. Why? It allows healthcare organizations and healthcare IT (HIT) vendors to bend the compliance cost curve while maintaining a high level of innovation and service delivery.

ClearDATA was conceived and designed from the ground up to serve the mission-critical system needs and regulatory requirements of healthcare organizations. Built by a team of healthcare, compliance, and cloud experts, ClearDATA provides one of the most robust, secure, reliable, and HIPAA-compliant cloud platforms.

Their solutions enable customers to fully automate, protect, and securely manage healthcare applications, data, and IT infrastructure in the cloud. ClearDATA has earned the trust of hundreds of customers for healthcare cloud computing and information security services across the healthcare and life sciences space including:

  • Providers

  • Life Sciences

  • Payers

  • Healthcare Technology Organizations

The ClearDATA platform provides a new self-service option that leverages existing Automated Safeguards, to provide cloud compliance and remediation. To achieve this vision, ClearDATA partnered with Turbot to leverage their extensive experience and expertise in guardrails to further elevate their compliance stance and provide additional protections for sensitive healthcare and life sciences data.

How Turbot Guardrails helps ClearDATA drive Compliance in the Cloud

Turbot Guardrails helps ClearDATA manage the complex, heavy lifting of IAM and data locality policy management behind the scenes while allowing ClearDATA customers to make simple, safe decisions about data access, privacy, and access control. Turbot Guardrails security guardrails complement ClearDATA's Automated Safeguards to ensure compliance along with security adherence in the cloud for ClearDATA's customers. This gives ClearDATA's development team the tools and automation they need to manage the complexity of DevSecOps in the cloud. ClearDATA focuses on keeping their customers' environments safe and secure in the cloud throughout the entire lifecycle of their application. Customers can adopt modern cloud software technologies and practices that drive agility with confidence knowing that ClearDATA keeps their sensitive data protected and in compliance. As a result, their environment is secure through self-service, automation, custom work across HIPAA enabled cloud services, and a team of 24/7 support staff with healthcare experience.

How ClearDATA and Turbot Guardrails Provide Secure Cloud Governance

Turbot partnered with ClearDATA to help them accelerate their time to market by providing the tools and automation they needed to build software to help their healthcare customers manage compliance in the cloud. Together ClearDATA and Turbot supports the healthcare industry's rapid acceleration toward cloud adoption. Learn how Turbot Guardrails can help your business achieve the same level of automated controls through Turbot Guardrails Cloud Governance Platform.